NBA Announces Exhibition Game in South Africa on Aug. 1
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA will stage an exhibition game in South Africa on Aug. 1.
The NBA and National Basketball Players Association announced details for its first exhibition in Africa on Wednesday.
Luol Deng of the Miami Heat will lead Team Africa against a Team World, captained by Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers.
The game will be at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg.
Basketball is more popular in West Africa than southern Africa, but South Africa's main cable TV network shows live NBA games, and the NBA has visited the country regularly recently to hold training camps and charity events. The NBA opened an office in South Africa in 2010.
The NBA said it'll also bring over coaches for the game, including coach of the year Mike Budenholzer of Atlanta.
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